The White House and Interior Department announced that President Obama had given his approval to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to officially change the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mt. McKinley to Denali. Denali is the mountain’s Koyukon Athabaskan name. For years, Alaskan politicians have been trying to get the name changed but have always been blocked by the Ohio congressional delegation, the home state of President William McKinley. According to the White House, Jewell has the authority under a 1947 federal law that gives her power to change geographic names.